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SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION ASSISTANCE BILL 1994
SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION ASSISTANCE AMENDMENT BILL 1994

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the

Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (Senator Collins)--That these

bills be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the

bills.

In the committee

SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION ASSISTANCE BILL 1994--

Bill taken as a whole by leave.

On the motion of Senator Tambling the following amendments, taken

together by leave, were debated and agreed to:

Clause 4, page 4, lines 1 to 23, omit "shelter" (wherever occurring),

substitute "housing".

Clause 4, page 4, at end of subclause (2), add the following word and

paragraph:

"; or (d) places the person in circumstances which threaten or

adversely affect the adequacy, safety, security and

affordability of that housing".

Clause 5, page 4, subclause (2), lines 30 to 36, omit the subclause,

substitute the following subclause:

Aim of SAAP

"(2) The overall aim of SAAP is to provide transitional supported

accommodation and related support services, in order to help people

who are homeless to achieve the maximum possible degree of

self-reliance and independence. Within this aim the goals are:

(a) to resolve crisis; and

(b) to re-establish family links where appropriate; and

(c) to re-establish a capacity to live independently of SAAP.".

Clause 5, page 5, subclause (3), lines 1 to 6, omit the subclause,

substitute the following subclause:

How the aim of SAAP is to be achieved

"(3) The aim of SAAP is to be achieved by:

(a) providing or arranging for the provision of support services and

supported accommodation; and

(b) helping people who are homeless to obtain long-term, secure and

affordable housing or accommodation and support services.

Services are said to be provided under SAAP if the provision of the

services is covered by paragraph (a) or (b).".

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION ASSISTANCE AMENDMENT BILL 1994--

Bill, taken as a whole by leave, agreed to.

The Supported Accommodation Assistance Bill 1994 to be reported with

amendments and the Supported Accommodation Assistance Amendment Bill

1994 to be reported without amendments.

The Deputy President (Senator Crichton-Browne) resumed the Chair and the

Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Chapman) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley) the

report from the committee was adopted and the bills read a third time.